SPL CEO Neil Doncaster has spoken out on the topic of financial fair play. In a robust statement, he made clear that clubs had to balance their books, and not spend more than they earn. He stated that any club spending more on players than it can afford is automatically gaining a sporting advantage over every other club it competes with.
He made clear the SPL would not turn a blind eye to teams which fail to pay the taxman, their players and other clubs as bills fall due.
He made it clear that all teams would be treated equally, and even-handedly, but that the SPL would not turn away form talking action against clubs who did not comply with the fait play principle. The integrity of the league demanded nothing else. Continue reading